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There were always things to see at the pond—tadpoles, leopard frogs, dragonflies—but that day we saw two boys, with a rifle. more

FACT

"Cedar, Salmon and Weed is probably not the Great Canadian Novel—but it could be the Great Bamfield Novel; it seems to have few competitors for that distinction." more

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Craft Distilling: Making Liquor Legally at Home by Victoria Redhed Miller is a no-nonsense how-to book, and a rational plea to lift laws that prevent small-batch not-for-profit distilling. more

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"The miscellanist Rob Kovitz in his new book Dead and Cold has assembled, coordinated or otherwise summoned into being the best, the most spellbinding and the most chilblain-inducing account of death in the Arctic that you will ever read." more

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"The weather’s here, wish you were beautiful, ha ha ha." Second Prize winner of the 12th Annual Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

Patty Osborne reviews Last Dance in Shediac by Anny Scoones. more

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"I says to the guy next to me, I says, 'Is this some kind of a fucking cult or something?'" Third Prize winner of the 12th Annual Literal Literary Postcard Story Contest. more

Postcard Story Contest

In the Rock Clock app, you can set your own wake-up time or choose the Rock Time option, which wakes you up whenever Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is waking up, usually between four and six in the morning. There is no snooze option. more

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Mary Schendlinger sees The Babushkas of Chernobyl, Inaate/se and A Good American at the DOXA Festival. more

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Dear still unpublished writer: Thank you for your submission to generic unprofitable lower-case canadian poetry magazine. more

POETRY

Jim Christy and the editors who worked on Rogues, Rascals, and Scalawags Too should be congratulated for their uncanny ability to squeeze every last euphemism out of their thesauri. more

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One of the advantages of life back then was that people had jobs that could be easily defined. None of your strategic walrus initiative development consultants or anything. more

Dispatches 1 Comments

Rebekah Chotem reviews Sleeping Giant, a critically-acclaimed coming-of-age film directed by Andrew Cividino. more

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"To properly understand Mayor Gregor Robertson’s ongoing bicyclification of Vancouver, I think we need more books like Jon Day’s Cyclogeography: Journeys of a London Bicycle Courier, an extended essay about 'the bicycle in the cultural imagination.'" more

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"Unsettling Canada: A National Wake-Up Call by Arthur Manuel is a helluva good read, in which smart people find ingenious ways to fight for change against a Canadian government that has been intractable, no matter which party is in power." more

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ADVICE FOR THE LIT-LORN
WRITING QUESTIONS, QUANDARIES & PICKLES

Which is right: “Science is yet to find out why” (as it is worded in a reputable political/business magazine), or “Science has yet to find out why” (as I think it should be worded)?

—Marnie Ann, Vancouver BC

Read the answer from Geist Editors!

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